Born in war and poverty, youth don’t abandon Iraq

In this Sept. 27, 2012 photo, Shahad Abdul-Amir Abbas, born May 21, 1991, Shiite college student, studies at her home in Baghdad, Iraq. Now in her first year in the University of Medicine, she lost her father in sectarian killings a few years ago and now volunteers to help orphans at her mother's orphanage. Deadly violence is common, jobs are scarce and education is a luxury, but a cross-section of teenagers and young adults say they are unwilling to give up on Iraq. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — The 21-year-old college student in Baghdad lost her father during the Iraq War to gunmen from a rival Muslim sect. Now she dreams of an Iraq where all people can "enjoy stable life and security."

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